Posts Tagged ‘Department of Chemical Engineering’
New Lithium Collection Method Could Boost Global Supply
Alumnus Joins MIT Chemical Engineering Faculty
Alumna Named Distinguished Graduate of Longview High School
Alumna Shannon Cohn, M.D. will be recognized as a Distinguished Graduate of Longview High School in Longview, Texas, May 13.
Valedictorian of the Longview High School Class of 2001, Cohn received her bachelors degree in chemical engineering from Texas ChE in 2005 and then continued her education at the Baylor College of Medicine, graduating in … Read the rest »
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Undergraduate Julie Fogarty Wins Commended Synthetic Biology Presentation Award
Undergraduate Julie Fogarty won the Commended Synthetic Biology Presentation Award at Rice University’s Regional Undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry & Cell Biology Symposium. Her winning presentation was titled “Engineering Low Affinity Protein-Protein Interactions by Functional Presentation on the Phage Coat Protein P8.”
“I am extremely honored to win this award,” said Fogarty. “This was my first … Read the rest »
Ganesan Elected Fellow of The American Physical Society
Venkat Ganesan, the Kenneth A. Kobe Professor in Chemical Engineering, has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) for “contributions to innovative computer simulation approaches and analysis of equilibrium and dynamic properties of multicomponent polymeric materials and nanocomposites.”
“Venkat is a real pioneer in the modeling of a variety of polymer based … Read the rest »
Graduate Students Win Top Spots in P&G Seminar Competition
ChE graduate students Amanda Lanza and Lavanya Mohan recently won first and second place in the 2012 Proctor & Gamble (P&G) Seminar Competition at UT Austin, respectively.
Lanza won first place for her seminar entitled, “Developing New Biotechnology Tools for Understanding and Engineering Cellular Hosts.” She was also awarded a $1,000 prize and a trophy. … Read the rest »
Alumnus Vincent Holmberg Wins Hertz Thesis Prize
Alumnus Vincent Holmberg, Ph.D. ’11, has won the Hertz Thesis Prize for his dissertation entitled “Semiconductor Nanowires: From a Nanoscale System to a Macroscopic Material.” Some years there are no Prize winners, in other years up to four prizes have been awarded.
“Vince’s Ph.D. thesis is definitely one of the best I have … Read the rest »
Chelikowsky Wins Highest Award in Computational Physics
Professor Jim Chelikowsky has won the American Physical Society’s (APS) highest award in the field of computational physics, the Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics.
As the director of the Center of Computational Materials, Chelikowsky develops software to design and discover materials for low-cost energy applications. Potential uses include economical battery materials to … Read the rest »
Chelikowsky to Lead $6.2 Million Energy Materials Project
Professor James Chelikowsky and his research team have received a $6.2 million grant over a five-year period to develop computer software to design and discover materials for low-cost energy applications. Potential uses include economical battery materials to capture solar energy and materials that convert water to hydrogen using sunlight.
“The software we develop will help … Read the rest »